Product Type: Asda baby products
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Little angels for a larger devil
Asda Baby Wipes
Member Name: ryanando
Asda Baby Wipes
Date: 20/03/13, updated on 28/03/13 (99 review reads)
Advantages: soft, moist, picks everything up, no leaking through, no fragrance
===Frankly, my dear===
I was in my friend's house the other day while incredibly hungover and at one point I had to run to the toilet. Usually in these circumstances I'd be met with a terrible option of ridiculously thin toilet paper. I thought I'd be quite comfortable given that she's a bit of a snob when it comes to toiletries and so has only the thickest softest toilet paper around. Alas my bum was not destined to be happy that day and even that stuff made my poor bum scream out in pain with each wipe. Clearly I have spoiled my bum. How did this happen? I would tell you, but it's all too gross for adults to handle so mostly you'll need to just imagine what I use them for.
When I was 19 I dated a gentleman for about a year. He was a total and utter clean freak. After a while I realised that any time we met he disappeared to use some baby wipes and always came back smelling lovely. From that point on, I got into the habit of using wipes for any "house keeping" so I always had some around.
===Back to the future...ish===
Having gotten used to baby wipes for getting manly things out of my manly chest hair, it wasn't much of a leap when I started growing a hairy bum of my very own to start using wipes when attending the little boy's room. Let's just say I'd noticed it was becoming increasingly difficult and uncomfortable to clean a hairy bum after toilet related activities with just dry toilet paper. Not only did it take twice as long, it ended up chafing my poor bum to bits. I began using wipes and loo roll to combo-hit those trouble areas and make sure everything was clean.
A couple of years ago, however, that all changed. I damaged my bum which meant it was pretty much essential that I was as gentle as humanly possible to my poor bum. Since then, baby wipes have been my savior and helped everything heal up nicely.
Having gotten quite sick of the smell and the price of Johnston baby wipes over the years I decided it was time to look for something a bit cheaper. Cue a trip to Asda. After going through a few different types of wipes with varying results, I found their "little angel cotton soft sensitive" baby wipes on a bulk buy offer and they even came all self contained in a big cardboard box. These are the same wipes pictured here but re-branded. It was about £6 for 8 packs of 64 wipes. When that offer isn't on you can usually pick them up for a pound for a single pack and sometimes they will be on 3 for 2's that work out just as cheap. Either way, they are very muchly affordable.
===Click n Close===
The packaging was the first thing that I really liked about these wipes. Firstly it's quite cute. It's completely different from the picture held now. The package is white with lilac polkadots and a multicoloured "little angels" logo on the top. The package looks lovely and neat and clean in my bathroom.
Secondly, for the longest time the seal on the other wipes that I had been using kept loosing its stickiness and opening, leaving the wipes to dry out and become pretty useless at cleaning anything. This pack of wipes, however, comes with a plastic bit around the part where you pull the wipes out which clicks shut. That means that, assuming you don't forget to close it after you use it, your wipes will stay nice and moist and ready to roll. The first time you use them you will need to remove a seal from inside the clicky bit and if you wanted you could replace that over the opening too for extra security. The clicky bit, however, works more than adequately at keeping the wipes useable! The rest of the packaging is simply a thick plastic bag-like coating. Only the hard plastic on the click-lock can be recycled, the rest of the packaging cannot.
===Take my hand===
Taking the wipes out is a little bit of a nuisance. There is simply a hole cut in the top of the packet. The wipes are all folded so that, in theory, the wipe pulls another one through the hole with it as you take it out. Unfortunately at times the next wipe in line doesn't want to let go of the hand of the one in front and so you sometimes end up with two or three wipes jumping out at you. Occasionally the next wipe doesn't come out at all and you'll find yourself having to pick the wipe through the hole, which is easy enough to do but does sometimes leave you accidentally pulling two or three at a time again.
This, however, is a problem that I've had with any packet like this. The only ones that don't do it are the ones in the big cylindrical plastic containers but these wipes don't come in one of them. It is only a minor issue too unless you really can't spare a few seconds to wipe your bum properly.
===Fingers and thumbs===
Previous wipes I have used have occasionally left me right up the metaphorical creek when I have discovered they aren't thick enough or absorbent enough to hold any mess within them. On more than one occasion I've had stuff seep through wipes and get on my hand. Thankfully these wipes are thick enough that I don't have to worry about that happening no matter what I'm cleaning up. They are also big enough that they can fold over and be used for more than one wipe meaning less waste. Usually I start with them folded in half and then half them again before disposing of them.
The only downside of these wipes is that they are not *supposed* to be flushed down the toilet. If you have a septic tank or old pipes in your house and you flush baby wipes you may find your pipes becoming clogged up. The wipes don't dissolve. If you DON'T have old thin pipes or a septic tank then really you are just shifting the problem to your nearest water stations filtering systems. So really it is naughty... but I've not had any issues with wipes flushing away or clogging the pipes in any house I've been in. Please don't hate me if you work in sewage!
===What's In em?===
As these are baby wipes, you would expect them to be soft. You would be right. These are the softest wipes I've ever used. In fact Asda state on the packaging that they are suitable for newborns, are hypoallergenic and are paraben free (basically nasty preservative chemical free). The wipes themselves I believe are cotton but other than the "cotton soft" in the name there's no hint as to what they are actually made up of. Each wipe is quite stretchy and can be pulled out of shape quite easily but they are stupendously soft.
As for the moisture that's kicking about your wet wipe, it has a few things in it. The front of the pack will tell you straight away that there is chamomile lotion, baby lotion and aloe vera in there. You would think that they would stink but they really are pretty much fragrance free just like it says on the front of the pack. There is a slight smell of something but it's really only noticeable if you put your nose right up to the wipe. It doesn't leave any fragrance on your skin after wiping either. Apparently all these little things will also help reduce the chances of nappy rash if you are actually using them on a baby.
There is a hefty list of ingredients included on the back, so I'll pop it in here just so everyone is aware, please feel free to skip if you aren't interested!
Aqua, Propelyne Glycol, Hydrogenated polydecene, Aloe Barbadensis leaf juice, Chomomilla recutita flower extract, carbomer (hopefully not the same kind you'll see on the news), tetrasodium, Glutamate diacetate, phenoxyethanol, benzoic acid, deydroacetic acid, sodium hydroxide.
Along with wiping away all kinds of disgusting bodily fluids from my incredibly hairy self, I have also used these for removing other stuff! As I perform on stage for Burlesque evenings occasionally, I can find myself in copious amounts of face paints and occasionally even some fake blood. If I've got more than one act in a night, I'll need to clean up on the go and usually pubs and venues don't tend to have a shower. As such these wipes come in fantastically handy. They have managed to get mixtures of golden syrup and red food colouring off of my skin which is a difficult substance to remove. Chocolate sauce? Done. Face paint? No problem. In fact I've not had difficulty getting anything off with these wipes. The fact they are so nice and soft really helps since they don't leave me chaffing or rubbing. The only issue I've ever had with them is when I use them on my stubble covered face. The fibers of the wipes usually get easily caught on my chin and leave me with lots of little white fluffy cotton like fibers kicking about my beard and ticking my mouth. Obviously that won't be an issue if you don't have stubble though! Most of all though, babies. Babies, babies, babies. I mean, they say baby wipes so obviously the only way they should ever be used is on those cute little bundles of noise and various other projectile fluids that everyone on the planet loves. Hmm.
When I saw that there are only 64 wipes in the pack I thought I'd be going through these at a rate of knots. Usually you get a few more than that in a pack. The fact that these are so thick, moist and can be folded to use more than once, however, means that the pack lasts ages. I go through one pack every three to four weeks. Given that I pretty much use them every time I go to the potty, that's a long time for them to be lasting!
I can't really say anything bad about these wipes. They are cheap, the packaging is great and the wipes last ages. They are soft enough to deal with my incredibly delicate areas and yet strong and thick enough to make up for the fact that I'm actually a 26 year old hairy as hell, filthy, ugly man. Ok, well, maybe not ugly. I've never had a mishap with these and they are really easy to carry around in a bag if you need them on the go. I'd give them a big 5 stars out of 5 stars. Quite frankly if these little angels can get me clean, then they'll more than likely work wonders on your little darling and your big hairy monsters.
Summary: Great value wipes that work